Manda Sue

About Me:

My second birthday with my Superman cake.

A large percentage of the world calls me Amanda. A slightly smaller percentage leaves the “uh” sound off and calls me Manda (which I prefer). And thank God no one calls me Mandy. My mom was originally going to name me Lacy Lanette but the nurse handed me to her and proclaimed “Here’s your little Amanda Sue!” To which my mom refused delivery and stated “That’s not my daughter!” Seems that my dad decided to name me Amanda Sue when he first saw me without consulting my mom. He said I looked like an Amanda. That name was never brought up in their discussions of baby names and to this day my mom will go off on a rant about it if asked. Turns out my Dad named me Amanda after Amanda Blake who played Miss Kitty on the TV show Gunsmoke.

I am clumsy, goofy, sarcastic, geeky, maybe a little more mentally unstable then I should be and definitely stubborn.

Mike and I.

I am a female. Not surprisingly, I have always been a female and generally like the idea of being a girl and do not plan on changing this at any point. I do, however, have a male counterpart named Mike. It surprises some people when they find out that Mike and I have known each other since I was 5 and he was 6. We ruffled more then a few feathers when we began dating in high school (January 1996). We tied the knot, took the plunge, walked down the aisle on December 8, 2001.

Raven Jane

We have a beautiful, intelligent, creative teenager named Raven Jane who is named after Edgar Allen Poe’s poem ‘The Raven’ and my Nan (who’s middle name is Jane). If you know her father and I well you will see she takes after both of us. She is an artist who is heavily into anime and manga and wants to live in Japan and create her own Manga series. She is currently attending a local college and has recently launched her first graphic novel on Amazon. You can view more of her work at RJCrow.com.

I was born and raised in West Virginia but lived in Ohio for 6 years (from the age of 9 to 15), and I have decided that West Virginia is indeed a nice place to live and is the only place where I truly feel at home. However,I want move to Tashirojima, Japan (Cat Island) when I retire. I would also love to travel to England, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

I am more reserved around people that don’t know me very well. My close friends and family see the true me, whether that’s a good or bad thing I don’t know.

I was an only child until my parents got divorced and my dad married my now evil step-mother, whom I love, who all ready had 3 boys. So I have acquired 3 step-brothers who are as much of a pain in the ass as biological brothers. My Mom and Dad gave me one hell of a childhood that I will look fondly on for the rest of my life. I wish everyone was as lucky as I am to have such awesome parents as well as a wonderful, though extremely crazy, family. I love them with all my heart.

Fandoms (in order of importance):

  • Browncoat (Firefly)
  • X-Phile (The X-Files)
  • Monty Python (Monty Python)
  • Sherlockian (Sherlock)
  • Whovian (Doctor Who)
  • Sultgunner or Hunter (Supernatural)
  • Imperialist (Star Wars)
  • Psych-O (Psych)
  • Ringer (Lord of the Rings)
  • Slayer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

 Lover Of:

  • Kitty cats
  • Firefly (TV Show)
  • The Evil Dead Trilogy
  • the Ramones
  • The Beatles
  • the TARDIS
  • Trailer Park Boys
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • British Comedies
  • Japanese and Korean horror
  • Disney
  • British Slang
  • Studio Ghibli
  • English, Scottish and Irish accents
  • Music
  • Xbox
  • Most things Japanese
  • Cooking/Baking

Actors/Actresses:

  • Nathan Fillion
  • Bruce Campbell
  • Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington and Stephen Merchant
  • Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld
  • Simon Pegg
  • David Tennant
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Miranda Hart
  • Arthur Darvill
  • Martin Freeman
  • Tim Roth
  • James Roday
  • Christina Ricci
  • Zooey Deschanel

Directors:

  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Joss Whedon
  • John Carpenter
  • Guillermo del Toro
  • Peter Jackson
  • James Gunn
  • Sam Raimi
  • Takashi Miike
  • Coen Brothers
  • Mel Brooks
  • Ti West

 

Other pieces of me:

I will (proudly) be a crazy cat lady :: my goal in life is to hug as many cats as I can :: I’m a browncoat for life :: addicted to movies (especially horror movies) :: my favorite tv show is Firefly :: my favorite movie of all time is evil dead 2 dead by dawn :: my favorite bands are The Beatles, The Ramones and Flight of the Conchords :: my favorite member of Monty Python is Michael Palin :: loves cheesecake, cheeseburgers, pizza & chocolate covered pretzels :: proud of my crazy family :: cusses way too much  :: loves just about anything Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant does :: Karl Pilkington is my hero :: believes Christopher Reeves is the one and only superman :: loves Japanese and Korean horror movies (and Korean revenge movies) :: will only watch foreign films with English subtitles and not English dub.